The State of Volleyball

December 27, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Sports

For generations, football gave Nebraska a statewide identity. But with Husker gridiron fortunes flagging, volleyball is the new signature sport with booming participation and success. Here and nationally, more girls now play volleyball than basketball […]

Fine Tequila Tastings at La Mesa

Silver of Oz

August 16, 2012 · Posted In: Art, Business, Omaha Magazine, People, Places, West Omaha

Welcome to Silver of Oz, a handcrafted silver jewelry shop owned and operated by jewelry designer Levent Oz. (At the time of this interview, the store was located in Benson. It has since relocated to […]

Blatt Beer & Table

August 17, 2012 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Places, Restaurants

With a sprawling beer list and a food menu designed to complement the brews, it’s easy for pub grub fans and craft beer connoisseurs to hit a home run at Blatt Beer & Table. Named […]

History Comes to Life

October 20, 2012 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Galleries & Museums

The Durham Museum underwent a $1.2 million renovation this past year. But most of the improvements are not visible to visitors, according to Executive Director Christi Janssen. Behind-the-scenes work, such as security cameras and new […]

Urban Living in Style

Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home, Lifestyle

Twelve years ago, Billy Coburn moved to Omaha and settled in the Old Market near 15th and Jones streets. He would often look across the street at two sturdy long-lived buildings being used as warehouses […]

Mormon Trail Center

Karen Levin

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle, People

When you first meet Karen Levin, you see an attractive, petite, smiling woman whose eyes sparkle with passion—her smile radiates from across the room. She is dynamic and persevering in all that she does and […]

Charles Gifford and Michele van Deventer

Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Home, People

The story of the Gifford family legacy in Omaha has added a new chapter. The return of Charles Gifford to the city of his birth after nearly a lifetime spent in the Northeast ensures a […]

Merrymakers Association

October 25, 2012 · Posted In: Entertainment, Giving, Music, Nonprofit, Omaha Magazine

For many elderly citizens, living in a retirement community or a nursing home can be a lonely existence, what with being cut off from family, old friends, and—what sometimes seems like—the outside world. Several factors […]

Erich Hover

Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People

Erich Hover still speaks of his father, Ed, in a tone of respect, describing him as a “big, strong, tall, handsome, six-foot-two guy” who liked to fish and hunt, play racquetball, and work in his […]